Barrett, J. H., Johnstone, C., Harland, J., Van Neer, W., Ervynck, A., Makowiecki, D., Heinrich, D., Hufthammer, A., Bødker Enghoff, I., Amundsen, C., Christiansen, J., Jones, A. K G., Locker, A., Hamilton-Dyer, S., Jonsson, L., Lõugas, L., Roberts, C. and Richards, M. P. (2008). Detecting the medieval cod trade:. J Archaeol Sci 35 (4). Vol 35(4), pp. 850-861.

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Detecting the medieval cod trade:
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a new method and first results
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J Archaeol Sci 35 (4)
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Journal of Archaeological Science
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35 (4)
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850 - 861
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The paper explores the potential of stable isotope analysis to identify the approximate region of catch of cod by analysing bones from medieval settlements in northern and western Europe. It measures the δ13C and δ15N values of cod bone collagen from medieval control samples collected from sites around Arctic Norway, the North Sea, the Kattegat and the Baltic Sea. These data were considered likely to differ by region due to, for example, variation in the length of the food chain, water temperature and salinity. We find that geographical structuring is indeed evident, making it possible to identify bones from cod caught in distant waters. These results provide a new methodology for studying the growth of long-range trade in dried cod and the related expansion of fishing effort -- important aspects of the development of commercialisation in medieval Europe. As a first test of the method, we analyse three collections of cod bones tentatively interpreted as imported dried fish based on a priori zooarchaeological criteria. The results tentatively suggest that cod were being transported or traded over very long distances since the end of the first millennium AD.
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James H Barrett
C Johnstone
Jennifer Harland
Wim Van Neer
Anton Ervynck
Daniel Makowiecki
Dirk Heinrich
Anne Karin Hufthammer
Inge Bødker Enghoff
Colin Amundsen
Jørgen Schou Christiansen
Andrew K G Jones
Alison Locker
Sheila Hamilton-Dyer
Leif Jonsson
Lembi Lõugas
Callum Roberts
Michael P Richards
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2008
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Medieval (Auto Detected Temporal)
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URI: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/03054403
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23 Jul 2008